Birgunj protesters show black flag to Yadav

Birgunj, January 21

Birgunj folks, who were demonstrating demanding Birgunj as provisional provincial capital of Province 2, showed black flag to the Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Chairperson Upendra Yadav in Parsa today.

The leaders and loyalists of the struggle committee showed the black flag to Yadav while he was trying to enter the meeting hall of Birgunj Metropolitan city. They also tried to obstruct Yadav from reaching the hall by burning tyres along the road.

Earlier, the struggle committee had decided to obstruct leaders who didn’t cooperate in declaring Birgunj the provincial capital from entering Birgunj. However, Yadav reached the venue using an alternative route.

Meanwhile, the first municipal meeting of the metropolis made public an estimated budget of 4.22 billion rupees for the fiscal 2018/19, plans and policy. Birgunj Metropolis Mayor Bijaya Sarawagi had made it public at the meeting.

Empowerment through social inclusion, poverty alleviation, extension of access to fundamental health services, extension of local infrastructure, good governance, transparency and accountability among others, have been included in the policy and programme.